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Wendy J Graham: Health and hygiene from birth

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: (Published 01 August 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k2921
Duncan Smith


Wendy Graham, 62, has been a lifelong champion of maternal health with a distinct leaning towards international action in poorer countries, which led to her designation in 2016 as a maternal health hero by the government of Ethiopia. Trained at Oxford, she joined the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) in 1985 and set up its first group devoted to maternal health. She worked from 1995 to 2015 in Aberdeen, where she remains an emeritus professor, returning to LSHTM in 2016 in a part time position as professor of obstetric epidemiology. She founded the Soapbox Collaborative, which aims to reduce infections at birth.

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